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Collection arranged into one series: Series I: Rebekah Crawford Papers
Correspondence, typed copies of poems, printed material, and newspaper clippings concerning Germany during and following World War I. The main body of letters, 1916-1925, is from Mrs. C. Robert Grimm (Betty). Her letters are revealing about circumstances in Germany and opinions there about the U.S. in war-time and after. Ten letters from John Cresson Trautwine, Jr., 1916-1919, are about Mrs. Grimm after her husband's death, his will, and the problems of sending food supplies to Germany after the war.
SEE ALSO: Trautwine Family Papers in the Collection of Regional History, Cornell University Library (NUMC Ms62-4433)
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rebekah Crawford papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
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2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Rebekah Crawford lived in New York City.
Mrs. C. Robert Grimm (Betty) was caught in Germany at the outbreak of the War when visiting her husband's family. Mr. Grimm (1849-1916) had moved to the U.S. in 1881, becoming a construction engineer in Philadelphia and New York. After his death in Germany, the War made it impossible for his wife to return to New York.
John Cresson Trautwine, Jr. (1850-1924) was a civil engineer in Philadelphia and editor of his father's annual CIVIL ENGINEER'S POCKET BOOK.